Mitochondrial Disease Treatment in Newport Beach, CA
In your body, each and every cell works in unison — from the largest organ systems to the tiniest individual cells. But even the slightest change in the function of one component can cause this system to change dramatically. Mitochondria are a perfect example of this.
Inside each cell of our bodies, there are thousands of power plants. These power plants convert the nutrients and components of the food we eat into energy for cell life and function. These are your mitochondria.
Mitochondrial disease occurs when mitochondria fail to produce energy, leading to health problems of many kinds. Fortunately, mitochondrial disease treatment is available to help restore energy production and your overall health. Call (949) 202-5268 or contact Debra A Hill, MD online to get started today.
Mitochondrial Disease Symptoms
According to the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine, one out of every 2,500 people is affected by a mitochondrial disease. Mitochondrial disease symptoms can be mild or severe, and the disease tends to affect children most often, but adult onset of the disease is happening more often.
Mitochondrial disease affects the brain, heart and muscle tissues of the body. Depending on which areas are affected, the most common complications include:
- Poor growth
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of coordination
- Mental retardation
- Respiratory disorders
- Thyroid disfunction
Autism, Parkinson's disease, Cystic Fibrosis, and ALS may hold links to mitochondrial disease.
Mitochondrial Disease Diagnosis
Mitochondrial disease can be difficult to identify. Most traditional health care providers are not trained in its identification or treatment. Because most providers are trained to manage symptoms, few ever explore deep enough to look for the root cause. That's why you may find it helpful to see a functional medicine provider.
Functional medicine providers will look beyond your symptoms and steer away from prescription medications in favor of vitamins and supplements to support your mitochondria and return your body to a healthy state.
Treatment for Mitochondrial Disease
A variety of supplements, vitamins and amino acids may support mitochondrial health. Before you begin taking any supplements, you should be evaluated by a healthcare provider who is trained in treatment of mitochondrial disease and its management.
There is not one clear-cut treatment for mitochondrial disease, making it even more important for you to work closely with someone who understands the condition.
A few of the supplements you may be prescribed include:
- Coenzyme Q-10
- N-acetyl cysteine
- Alpha lipoic acid
- B vitamins
- Antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E
Mitochondrial Disease Support
Mitochondrial disease can wreak havoc on your life and health. Fortunately, functional medicine treatments are designed to strengthen mitochondria and restore total wellness.
To visit a mitochondrial disease treatment center to help restore your energy production, plesae call (949) 202-5268 or contact Debra A Hill, MD online.
Debra A Hill, MD
Address2240 University Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660